Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster® NOS


Model #: 9231012930

Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Blue Flower

9231012930

Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Pink Paisley

9231012929
Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Blue Flower

More about Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster® NOS

1967’s Summer of Love and Flower Power movement influenced mainstream fashions worldwide, and Fender was on board with its new Blue Flower and Paisley Telecasters. Oddly enough, the guitars became more popular with rockabilly and country western players (they were adopted most famously by Tele master James Burton) rather than the flower children that helped inspire them. These guitars have earned a special place in Fender history, and the Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1968 Blue Flower and Paisley Tele models are faithful recreations of those original instruments.

The two-piece select alder body wears an NOS lacquer finish with WLS undercoat over the famous Paisley or Blue Flower motif. The rift-sawn maple neck has a ’60-style “oval C” profile, topped by a round-lam rift-sawn maple fingerboard with 7.25”-9.5” vintage compound radius and 21 medium vintage frets for a comfortable feel up and down. Hand-wound ’67 Tele pickups meet the exact spec for that year, with a three-way switch and modern Tele wiring. Other features include an eight-hole clear polyurethane pickguard, ’67 Tele bridge with threaded steel saddles, Schaller® “F” tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree. Deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity included.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Vintage Custom '68 Telecaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Blue Flower
Model Number: 9231012930
Series: Vintage Custom
Color: Blue Flower

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer with WLS Undercoat

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 60s Oval "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with "F" Logo
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Round-Lam Rift Sawn Maple
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot 7mm

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '67 Single-Coil Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Neck
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle '67 Telecaster® with Threaded Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Schaller® "F"
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: Clear
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tips: Top Hat Style, Black

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
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